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Bead Weaving on a Loom shows you how to use needles, thread, and beads to create your own expensive-looking jewelry in beautiful textural patterns. 11 step-by-step projects are provided for weaving intricate beaded creations, including bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more.
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- Do you find you're always strapped for cash at the end of the month?
- Are you worried about paying your credit card bills?
- Would you like some practical advice on how to make your money go further?
Perfect Money Saving is the essential guide for anyone who wants to take control of their finances. Covering everything from home-made presents to cheaper mortgages, it gives step-by-step guidance on how to cut your costs without giving up the things you enjoy. With sections on debt management and your financial portfolio, as well as a month-by-month breakdown showing where and when to grab the best bargains, Perfect Money Saving has all you need to make the most of every penny.
The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.
Lou Manfredini, aka Mr. Fix-It, is the trusted friend every homeowner wishes he or she had--someone who knows houses. In his fun, friendly, fully illustrated guide for both inexperienced and seasoned homeowners, he takes you through your entire house and around the yard, showing you how it all works and what to do when it doesn't. The result: You'll have a clear understanding of the systems that make up your house and gain the expert knowledge to proceed with any job, big or small--whether you're hiring a contractor or doing it yourself. Discover- How your house works: an anatomy lesson- The wonders of water--where it comes from and where it goes- Getting wired--the magic of electricity- Windows--ways to bring in the sunshine and keep out the drafts- The joys of being floored--good floor construction and maintenance- Wall power--it's not what's on them but what's in them that counts- Decorating secrets the pros don't like to sharePlus Lou Manfredini's sixty-minute home inspection, an essential tool list, and an ABC glossary of terms: from air duct to weather stripping!From the Trade Paperback edition.
HOUSEKEEPING 101Accidental Housewife (n): an individual who manages the household unexpectedly, unintentionally, by default, or by chance, with minimal skills, a glass of wine, and little interest in mastering her/his domain.Once upon a time lived the 1950s housewife who joyfully followed her domestic duties. Today's housewife is anything but traditional, yet some things never change: mounting laundry, accumulating dust, looming clutter, and the refrain, "What's for dinner?" Now Julie Edelman, the go-to gal for entertaining and practical household tips and trends, turns these mundane chores into fun and easy tasks. Offering real life advice and simple solutions, Julie helps you- tidy up with the faucet to floor facelift: a stress-free way to clean with minimum effort to achieve maximum effect, as you dance with dust bunnies and indulge in a bit of pampering along the way- conquer PMS (Pretty Manageable Stains): learn how to painlessly deal with the most common stains using everything from industrial products to everyday items such as hairspray, shaving cream, and ice cubes- practice feng shui my way: harmonize chaos and clutter and get chi (energized) in the process, courtesy of coffee- follow a food and mood planner: uncover innovative ways to balance your family's nutritional needs with your desire to let them eat cakeInside, you'll also find Burn This: Housewifely Calorie Counter (you can lose weight vacuuming and lifting loads of laundry) and HI Q (Housewife Intelligence Quotient) tests to measure your housewifely expertise. So drop that mop and grab a latte . . . hassle-free help is at your fingertips!Visit the author's website at www.theaccidentalhousewife.comFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
An invaluable guide for everyone who owns fine and precious things and wants to know how to maintain their beauty and value. Whether it's art objects, furnishings, or textiles, this complete, practical book provides state-of-the-art and traditional techniques for effective preservation and restoration.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Decorating for the first time can be completely overwhelming. How do you find your style? How do you keep expenses under control? What essential pieces does every home need for maximum functionality and flair? How will you merge tastes--and stuff--to create a space that feels like home to you both? Here to take the guesswork out of decorating is The Nest Home Design Handbook, a practical, gorgeous, room-by-room guide to giving your place unique and affordable style.Learn how to: -Design with your inner stylist in mind-Arrange your living room-Mix modern pieces and Mom's hand-me-downs-Choose the right paint colors-Freshen a formal kitchen space-Make a small space look bigger-Hang pictures properly-Jazz up your walls-Buy good furniture (on a budget)-Kill the clutterPLUS: Suggestions for displaying your stuff in fun and interesting ways, DIY wall art ideas, tips for organizing every room, information on basic home repairs, and more!
Star designer Kyle Schuneman offers bold ideas for achieving big style in small spaces--on any budget.A first apartment allows you to finally do what you want with your own space, but it can be tricky to decorate. Luckily, twenty-seven-year-old decorating prodigy Kyle Schuneman knows that a paper-thin wallet and four plain walls don’t have to stand in your way, and the ten amazing, real apartments in this book show it.From coast to coast, these fabulous first homes are the perfect balance between cool design and comfort, and they offer plenty of practical ideas for making your apartment feel open, organized, and inviting. Examples include:■ Multifunctional studios■ A loft that was sectioned into livable areas■ Cookie-cutter apartments with one-of-a-kind personality■ Shared spaces that accommodate different decorating tastes■ Fantastic examples of how to display collections, hide unsightly stuff, and manage picky landlordsKyle’s creative solutions reveal how you can make your space feel much larger than it really is--and how it can reflect your passions, your travels, and your location. He will inspire you to use your surroundings for decorating ideas (think taxi-cab-yellow accents in New York or graffiti-like dip-dye curtains in Seattle). Short on time and long on style, the thirty DIY projects here include no-sew pillows and a dresser update using a little glue and decorative pper. Full of bold, vibrant photos, an extensive resource section, and hundreds of big ideas for small spaces, this book proves that there are no limits on how spacious and how cool your first apartment can feel.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Mom's Choice Awards Gold Award RecipientProfessional organizer Barbara Reich offers a life-changing program--focused on decluttering and streamlining your home--that helps families live simpler, less chaotic lives: "Everyone should Barbarafy," raves The New York Times.Mothers can feel like life is one never-ending loop. Just when one problem or responsibility is overcome, another one trips us up. But help is on the way: Barbara Reich has all the strategies for staying ahead of the curve--and she's wrapped them up into four easy steps that can be applied to any organizing project: purge, design, organize, and maintain. The keys to Barbara's success are simplicity and consistency. Room by room, she goes through the most problematic areas in the home--from the tornado-struck play area to the packed basement or storage unit--and approaches organizing in manageable bites. In addition to cleaning and organizing tips, she talks about how to avoid social overload, preaching the power of "No"--for example, when your child wants to attend six birthday parties in one weekend. As the mother of thirteen-year-old twins, Barbara offers insight into the lives of crazed moms as only a mother could. Combining the humor of a sympathetic friend and the no-nonsense advice of a true type-A personality, Reich offers clever, appealing solutions that are genuinely achievable for everyone.
The child you threatened once, the young shoot you stepped on,
the Tamil you teased, is standing with a gun in front of you.'
This short diary was recovered from Malaravan's kit after he was killed
in action in 1992, when barely twenty. In it, he recounts his unit's journey
to Maankulam, the island's granary, to fight a critical battle where they
routed the Lankan military. The LTTE's planning and tactics, the fervour
and camaraderie of the young Tigers, and the actual combat are minutely
chronicled. As a foil to the violence, Malaravan brings out the beauty
of the Tamil forest and countryside and the humanity and support of the
common people for them, despite their suffering under army rule.
Bittersweet, fresh and lyrical at times, War Journey is a testament
to the Tamil longing for a homeland and the wider conflict
that once engulfed the island.